"Polly," Amanda Palmer
Solo artist and Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer recorded this haunting version of "Polly" -- rooted in a dissonant plucked banjo and plunking chimes -- for SPIN magazine's "Nevermind" tribute album, "Newermind," released back in July 2011.
"Territorial Pissings," Pennywise
Cali skate-punks Pennywise covered "Nevermind's" thrashiest track, "Territorial Pissings," during a show on August 30, 2006 in Austria, giving the song the treatment it deserves. Loud, fast and angry -- as if it could be done any other way.
"Drain You," Aiden
Fellow Washington state band Aiden contributed this horror punk version of "Drain You" to Kerrang! Magazine's "High Voltage: Another Brief History of Rock" compilation. The track, which was given away for free with the June 2007 issue of the magazine, transforms the song into a goth medley, replacing grunge growls with haunting howls.
"Lounge Act," John Frusciante
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist has been renowned for his grade-A musical influences, so is it really any wonder he's a big Nirvana fan? Here, he gives the acoustic treatment to the originally bass-heavy "Lounge Act" in an intimate live setting.